Monday, January 20, 2014

Believe Him

They said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household." (Acts 16:31 NASB)

We all have things that we believe.  Even the most staunch atheists I've met over the years still have some belief system.  You may believe there is no God - that is a belief.  You may believe in fate - that is a belief.  You may believe that the universe is here through a series of random accidents - that is a belief.  Make no mistake about it.  We all have things we believe.

When you reach the point where you see your situation the way I've been describing, you've got to decide what you believe.  I realize that it's not fun to believe that there is a God who made rules that you've broken, setting yourself up as God's enemy.  It's not fun to believe that you've fallen in the potholes of life, you're stuck, and that there's no way of your own effort to get out of the mess you're in.  It's no fun to believe you're going to die in this state either.  The good news, though, is that God's revelation doesn't stop there.  He tells us that there's more.

Jesus now stands at the top of the hole.  He's ready to jump in and help.  He wants to save you from your situation.  He loves you enough to do whatever it takes to pull you out.  Do you believe that?  Do you believe that He is capable, willing, and asking?  Getting back to the garden walk God designed for you all begins with what you believe.  What do you believe?